Weekly Newsletter: Vol. 2 Issue 5

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Hard to believe it is May already,
a month that brings more sunshine (hopefully), spring flowers and Mother’s Day!MSB devotes this issue of the newsletter to all of our department moms out there.Wishing you a lovely Sunday and lots of gratitude and love from your kids.









What To Watch

Sophie has just one wish to make her wedding perfect: to have her father walk her down the aisle. Now she just has to find out who he is... Join the music, laughter and fun of the irresistibly charming Mamma Mia! The Movie. Academy® Award-winner Meryl Streep leads an all-star cast, including Pierce Brosnan and Colin Firth - as well as up-and-comers Amanda Seyfried and Dominic Cooper, in this musical celebration of mothers, daughters and fathers, and true loves lost and new ones found. Based on the Broadway smash-hit and filled with the ABBA songs you know and love, it's the feel-good experience that will have you singing and dancing over and over again.


What To Read


Trajectories of Mother-Infant Communication: An Experiential Measure of the Impacts of Early Life Adversity

The nature of the parent-offspring relationship is a particularly critical component of the early postnatal environment in mammals.

Mom's diet matters: Maternal prebiotic intake in mice reduces anxiety and alters brain gene expression and the fecal microbiome in offspring

Compelling evidence links enteric microbes to brain function and behavior. Galacto-oligosaccharide prebiotics have been shown to modulate the composition of gut flora and induce metabolic, neurochemical, and behavioral changes in adult rodents.


Mother's Day 2021

10 Creative and Virtual Ways to Celebrate Mom from a Distance


History of Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is a holiday honoring motherhood that is observed in different forms throughout the world. In the United States, Mother’s Day 2021 will occur on Sunday, May 9.

What To Listen To


The Shirelles - Mama Said
Mom is wise, as this classic girl-group can attest. And any child worthy of a mother's love knows to boogie down to this song when it comes on.



Mom's Easy Apple Pie

From the Seasoned Mom



  • 1 box (14.1 oz.) refrigerated pie crusts (I use Pillsbury brand, which has 2 crusts in each box)

For the Filling:

  • 6 cups peeled, thinly sliced Granny Smith apples (about 6-8 medium apples)
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • ¾ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • Optional for serving: vanilla ice cream or whipped cream


  • Preheat oven to 425° F. Bring refrigerated pie crusts to room temperature.
  • Unroll 1 pie crust and press it into a 9-inch glass pie plate. Cover and chill the crust for 10-15 minutes while you prepare the filling (the cold pastry will yield an even flakier crust).
  • In a large bowl, toss together all of the filling ingredients.
  • Transfer filling to the pie plate. Unroll the second pie crust and place it on top of the apples.
  • Tuck the extra top crust under the bottom crust edge, pinching together with your fingers to seal.
  • Cut slits in the top of the pie (to allow steam to vent).
  • Bake for 40-45 minutes, or until apples are tender and crust is golden brown. About halfway through the baking time, cover the edge of the crust with strips of aluminum foil to prevent the edges from becoming too dark.
  • Cool pie on a wire rack for at least 2 hours before slicing and serving.




Employee COVID-19 Vaccine & Testing FAQs

Where can employees get a COVID-19 Vaccine? 

Each state has developed their own process and criteria for providing COVID-19 vaccine to their residents, which determines priorities for vaccination and the distribution of vaccines.

I entered my vaccine information on the website. What now? 

Faculty and staff who have (1) submitted the required information online and (2) are fully vaccinated will receive an email with the subject line "Confirming Reduced COVID Testing" from "iBot Agent 12c PROD - IRA-Tech@dartmouth.edu" telling them that they have been approved for less-frequent testing. Please allow up to 3 - 5 business days for this email confirmation after the two conditions noted above are met.

Students call Dick's House, at 603-646-9400.

Faculty and staff call Axiom Medical at 877-502-9466 or primary care provider.

Do not visit Dick's House or your primary care provider without calling first.
Health screening guidelines.

Website Links for your Reference:
Schedule your COVID test: https://health-clinics.dartmouth.edu/
Dartmouth COVID information: https://covid.dartmouth.edu/
COVID Testing FAQs:  https://www.dartmouth.edu/hrs/covid/index.html
Employee Testing Policy:  https://www.dartmouth.edu/hrs/pdfs/eetestingcovid.pdf

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